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Boo To You………….

There is a spooky goblin in our neighborhood who is playing tricks with treats. He’s “booing” people left and right.

I had never heard of this little Halloween Boofest until we moved into our neighborhood and had kids old enough to play with other kids. But it is tons o’ fun.

It’s a delightful, frightful treat to hear your doorbell ring, followed by laughter, and then followed by the sound of really fast running feet. Yep, this might just be the only time it’s okay to ding dong ditch.

Then you find something like this on your doorstep….and you try to spy the goblin. They are quick little boogers though.

A “Boo” sign magically appears taped to your door – so others know that you have been “Boo’ed”.

Inside your basket of boo treats is this note…..

Happy Halloween!!

The air is cool, the season is fall
Soon Halloween will come to all
The Spooks are after things to do
A ghoulish one just visited you
BOO! Is your shield from the witching hour
Just hang it up and watch its power
On your front door is where it works
To ward off spooks and scary jerks
This cryptic note comes with a treat
Enjoy them both, they are yours to keep
The power comes when friends like you
Copy this and make it two
We’ll all have smiles upon our faces
No one knows who Boo’ed whose places
Just one short day to work your spell
Or a Zap might just strike your tail
Please join the fun and share the spirit
A great big BOO – come on let’s hear it!

Enjoy your treats!!

1) Place the BOO on your front door
2) Now you have 24 hours to copy this twice, gather two treats, and
secretly deliver them to a neighbor who does not have a BOO sign yet.

The kids love it and I have to say, it’s fun for parents too.

There are a few “rules” you should consider.

First, and most importantly, do not try to out “boo” your friends. Sure the recipient will enjoy the super duper boo basket – but then there’s pressure to out boo you. Then it’s no fun. Keep it simple. Remember in just a few days, everyone will have more candy than they know what to do with.

Then, try not to boo people twice – there will be someone who has not been boo’ed yet – and believe me, they are waiting for it.

Anyone can start booing. In fact, if your neighborhood has not yet begun the Boofest celebration – your boo-ological clock should be ticking. Time’s a wastin’.

Please don’t stress out about how cute your container is. The kids dump it all out and throw the container to the side. In fact, recycle and use the container you received!

And most importantly – don’t consider this a game just for kids. How much would adults with no kids in the house love to be boo’ed with a bottle of wine or some more grown up candy?

Happy Booing.

belated boo……..

This blog is late – I do know that Halloween was well over a month ago, and I am just now posting about it. Sorry ’bout that – but I was not yet blogging at Halloween-time and these pictures are too fun to not share. And there is no way on God’s green earth that I will remember to share these at the appropriate time next year. Especially since I will be blogging from God’s brown earth in India where I am not even sure they celebrate Halloween.

I have also decided that blogging might be my new scrapbooking (I am too far behind on that to even dream about catching up – but blogging starts now – well, okay maybe a month before now – but I am already caught up – and I don’t want to not scrapbook blog these. I wouldn’t put all your boo’s in one basket – but lucky you. 😎 )

Anyboo –

This is Flower at Halloween.  A headless Flower nonetheless.


She made her own costume.

This is Bear on Halloween. He just got glasses. He is in 6th grade and is confident enough to turn his new eyes into a complete costume. Nerd bear. He also made his own costume. (and I want to add that he also has contacts – he did not have to wear his glasses on Halloween.)


This is Angel the hip hop dancer on Halloween. She also made her own costume by putting on a hat and acting like a lunatic. Not too much of a stretch really.


These were the best costumes my kids have ever had. They cost me a total of about $7.35. (And, don’t be surprised if I tell you that includes the bottle of wine I bought for myself. I made my own costume too – I went as the mother who got to stay home and pass out – I mean pass out candy – because she had three very generous parents shower her with temporary single-parent sympathy.)

Just so you know, I am never spending money on Halloween costumes again. (As for the wine, well it’s a consumable – it must be replaced. I am pretty sure that there is some diwine law of the universal that will confirm this.)